Hello! We are Bryan and Beth Runkle. We are currently serving as full-time missionaries with Cru Military to reach the military community with the hope, healing, and good news of Jesus Christ. Thank you for considering the possibility of partnering with us in ministry.
As background, Bryan joined the Air Force and we were married prior to having a relationship with Jesus Christ; therefore, we know how challenging it can be to serve in the military without God’s salvation and guidance, or an understanding of His sovereignty. We later gave our lives to Christ and continued serving both God and country. While on active duty (25 years for Bryan and 20 years for Beth as a military spouse), we invested in airmen and their families through relationships, Bible studies, discipleship, and taking a stand for Christ in our work and personal lives. God eventually called us to retire from active duty, but continue reaching the military for Christ.
We are now serving as missionaries to reach active duty military, Guard/Reserves, cadets, veterans, and their families in the Colorado Springs area -- this includes the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Fort Carson (Army), as well as local churches and military support organizations. With God's help, we strive to present the gospel to airmen, soldiers, and cadets while also equipping and encouraging them to be strong Christian leaders throughout their military careers. Additionally, we partner with chaplains and pastors to strengthen military families as we lead marriage and parenting seminars. We also provide resources to help service members and veterans heal from combat trauma and PTSD.
Last year, we added an additional role as the Area Operations Directors for Cru Military missionaries located throughout the Midwest and South-Central regions of the U.S. Although our primary efforts remain focused on face-to-face ministry in Colorado Springs, we also help support and mentor those serving and leading military ministry in other parts of our great nation.
Thank you for your prayers and partnership. It would be an honor to serve with you. You can scroll through multiple photos attached above. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .